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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Pesto Beanburgers

How to Make Pesto Beanburgers Recipe - preparation 15 minutes plus chilling cooking time 10 minutes calories 280 kcals

Serves 2

1 x 400g/14oz can butter (lima)beans, rinsed and drained
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 red chilli, seeded and diced
1 tbsp red pesto sauce
a few fresh coriander (cilantro) sprigs
1 medium egg, beaten
25g/1oz/¼ cup grated reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
2 tbsp fat-free fromage frais
flour to dust
spray oil
2 tsp sweet chilli sauce
salt and ground black pepper

1 Put the beans in a food processor or blender with the onion, garlic, chilli, pesto, herbs, beaten egg, cheese and fromage frais. Add some seasoning and blitz to a stiff paste. For a rougher texture, you can mash the beans with a potato masher and then stir in the other ingredients. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to cook.

2 Divide the mixture into four portions and shape each one into a patty with your hands. Dust lightly with flour.

3 Lightly spray a large shallow frying pan with oil and place over a medium heat. When it’s really hot, add the beanburgers and cook for 5 minutes each side until crisp and golden.

4 Serve immediately with some sweet chilli sauce.
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